Upcoming Events

These events are listed on the Library Directory & Learning Calendar (L2) site. See L2 for shared-catalog consortia and networking group training and meetings.

Monday, Sep 20

Tuesday, Sep 21

Meet Your Local Horror Authors

1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Join horror expert and RAILS Board member Becky Spratford, author of The Readers' Advisory Guide to Horror, 3rd Edition [ALA Editions, August 2021] as she helps get you ready for the Halloween rush. In this program, Becky will moderate a panel of authors who are members of the Chicagoland Chapter...

Friday, Sep 24

RAILS Board Meeting

RAILS Governance
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
The Board will meet in person at the RAILS Burr Ridge Service Center and at other videoconference sites when possible. Per the Open Meetings Act, you may attend in person. We require all visitors who attend in person to wear a mask and to practice social distancing. You are also encouraged to watch...

Tuesday, Sep 28

Wednesday, Sep 29

Thursday, Sep 30

RAILS Member Update

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Our special guest will be Stephanie Chase from Constructive Disruption . Stephanie is helping RAILS with our new strategic plan, and you'll have a chance to learn about our process, including a preview of upcoming virtual member town halls, designed for you to provide feedback on the direction you...

Monday, Oct 4

Tuesday, Oct 5

RAILS Board Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee - Staff Training, Leadership & Advocacy Subcommittee Meeting

RAILS Governance
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Submit public comments in advance to stacy.palmisano@railslibraries.info to be read aloud. Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://railslibraries.zoom.us/j/96296983465 Webinar ID: 962 9698 3465 Passcode: 113505 Or Telephone: +1 312 626 6799

Thursday, Oct 14

Monday, Oct 18

Auditing Your Collection for Diversity and Inclusion presented by Sophie Kenney, Cathy Mori, and Katy Almendinger

2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
As library collections evolve to meet community needs, it is important to evaluate the representation included in each collection and assess where gaps can be filled. Implementing a diversity audit is critical to understanding the current state of your collection and developing plans for ongoing...

Wednesday, Oct 20